Fans met Katie on Matt JamesThe’season of The Bachelor, and she went on to hand out the roses on season 17 of The Bachelorette. There she met Blake, who was late to arrive and had previously appeared. Clare Crawley‘s and Tayshia AdamsThe’season of The Bachelorette. They got engaged, but they announced their separation two months after the finale aired.
“It was with mutual love, respect, that we have decided it is our separate ways,” Katie & Blake stated in a statement issued on Oct. 25. “We are so grateful to the moments we shared and the whole journey that unfolded this past year. However, we have come to the conclusion that we are not compatible life partners and it is the best for us both to make our own decisions. We ask for privacy and kindness as we both make this transition. We will always want the best for each other and ask that you support our decision.
Blake, 31, also seemingly referenced their split in a Nov. 1 Instagram post that showed him walking with his mom and dogs. Like Katie, he thanked all his followers for their support.
He wrote that “When times get really difficult and things aren’t going the way you wanted, it’s always the same ‘gang’ that gets ya on your feet.” It feels good to get back in the swing of things. As much as I do rely on my human/furr fam in times like these, I have to thank you all, my new social family, for all the love and support over the past week. Cheers to you, super grateful…for real.”